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## College Physics Sem 1

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### Quizbank/College Physics Sem 1/T1

• Test is Wed 17 Sep 2018

00-Mathematics_for_this_course

Measured in radians, ${\displaystyle \theta =s/r}$ defines angle (in radians), where s is arclength and r is radius. The circumference of a circle is ${\displaystyle C_{\odot }=\,2\pi r}$ and the circle's area is ${\displaystyle A_{\odot }=\,\pi r^{2}}$ is its area. The surface area of a sphere is ${\displaystyle A_{\bigcirc }=4\pi r^{2}}$ and sphere's volume is ${\displaystyle V_{\bigcirc }={\frac {4}{3}}\pi r^{3}}$

A vector can be expressed as, ${\displaystyle {\vec {A}}=A_{x}\,{\hat {i}}+A_{y}\,{\hat {j}}}$, where ${\displaystyle A_{x}=A\cos \theta }$, and ${\displaystyle A_{y}=A\sin \theta }$ are the x and y components. Alternative notation for the unit vectors ${\displaystyle ({\hat {i}},{\hat {j}})}$ include ${\displaystyle ({\hat {x}},{\hat {y}})}$ and ${\displaystyle ({\widehat {e_{1}}},{\widehat {e_{2}}})}$. An important vector is the displacement from the origin, with components are typically written without subscripts: ${\displaystyle {\vec {r}}=x{\hat {x}}+y{\hat {y}}}$. The magnitude (or absolute value or norm) of a vector is is ${\displaystyle A\equiv |{\vec {A}}|={\sqrt {A_{x}^{2}+A_{y}^{2}}}\quad }$, where the angle (or phase), ${\displaystyle \theta }$, obeys ${\displaystyle \tan \theta =y/x}$, or (almost) equivalently, ${\displaystyle \theta =\arctan {(y/x)}\quad }$. As with any function/inverse function pair, the tangent and arctangent are related by ${\displaystyle \tan(\tan ^{-1}{\mathcal {X}})={\mathcal {X}}}$ where ${\displaystyle {\mathcal {X}}=y/x}$. The arctangent is not a true function because it is multivalued, with ${\displaystyle \tan ^{-1}(\tan \theta )=\theta \;or\;\theta +\pi }$.

The geometric interpretations of ${\displaystyle {\vec {A}}+{\vec {B}}={\vec {C}}}$ and ${\displaystyle {\vec {B}}={\vec {C}}-{\vec {A}}}$ are shown in the figure. Vector addition and subtraction can also be defined through the components: ${\displaystyle {\vec {A}}+{\vec {B}}={\vec {C}}\Leftrightarrow }$ ${\displaystyle A_{x}+B_{x}=C_{x}}$ AND ${\displaystyle A_{y}+B_{y}=C_{y}}$

01-Introduction

Text Symbol Factor Exponent
giga G 1000000000 E9
mega M 1000000 E6
kilo k 1000 E3
(none) (none) 1 E0
centi c 0.01 E−2
milli m 0.001 E−3
micro μ 0.000001 E−6
nano n 0.000000001 E−9
pico p 0.000000000001 E−12
• 1 kilometer = .621 miles and 1 MPH = 1 mi/hr ≈ .447 m/s
• Typically air density is 1.2kg/m3, with pressure 105Pa. The density of water is 1000kg/m3.
• Earth's mean radius ≈ 6371km, mass ≈ 6×1024
kg
, and gravitational acceleration = g ≈ 9.8m/s2
• Universal gravitational constant = G ≈ 6.67×10−11
m3·kg−1·s−2
• Speed of sound ≈ 340m/s and the speed of light = c ≈ 3×108m/s
• One light-year ≈ 9.5×1015m ≈ 63240AU (Astronomical unit)
• The electron has charge, e ≈ 1.6 × 10−19C and mass ≈ 9.11 × 10-31kg. 1eV = 1.602 × 10-19J is a unit of energy, defined as the work associated with moving one electron through a potential difference of one volt.
• 1 amu = 1 u ≈ 1.66 × 10-27 kg is the approximate mass of a proton or neutron.
• Boltzmann's constant = kB1.38 × 10-23 JK−1, and the gas constant is R = NAkB8.314 JK−1mol−1, where NA6.02 × 1023 is the Avogadro number.
• ${\displaystyle k_{\mathrm {e} }={\frac {1}{4\pi \varepsilon _{0}}}\,}$≈ 8.987× 109 N·m²·C−2 is a fundamental constant of electricity; also ${\displaystyle \varepsilon _{0}={\frac {1}{4\pi k_{\mathrm {e} }}}\,}$ ≈ 8.854 × 10−12 F·m−1 is the vacuum permittivity or the electric constant.
• ${\displaystyle \mu _{0}\,}$ = 4π × 10−7 NA ≈ 1.257 × 10−6 N A (magnetic permeability) is the fundamental constant of magnetism: ${\displaystyle {\sqrt {\varepsilon _{0}\mu _{0}}}=1/c}$.
• ${\displaystyle \hbar }$ = h/(2π) ≈ 1.054×10−34 J·s the reduced Planck constant, and ${\displaystyle a_{0}={\frac {\hbar ^{2}}{k_{e}m_{e}e^{2}}}}$ ≈ .526 × 10−10 m is the Bohr radius.

Two dimensional kinematics

Difference is denoted by ${\displaystyle d{\mathcal {X}}}$, ${\displaystyle \delta {\mathcal {X}}}$, or the Delta. ${\displaystyle \Delta {\mathcal {X}}={\mathcal {X}}_{f}-{\mathcal {X}}_{i}}$ or ${\displaystyle {\mathcal {X}}-{\mathcal {X}}_{0}}$. Average, or mean, is denoted by ${\displaystyle {\bar {\mathcal {X}}}=\langle {\mathcal {X}}\rangle ={\mathcal {X}}_{\text{ave}}=\Sigma {\mathcal {X}}_{i}{\mathcal {/}}N\ {\text{or}}\ \Sigma {\mathcal {P}}_{i}{\mathcal {X}}_{i}}$, where ${\displaystyle {\mathcal {N}}}$ is number and ${\displaystyle {\mathcal {P}}_{i}}$ are probabilities. The average velocity is ${\displaystyle {\bar {v}}=\Delta x/\Delta t}$, and the average acceleration is ${\displaystyle {\bar {a}}=\Delta v/\Delta t}$, where ${\displaystyle x}$ denotes position. In CALCULUS, instantaneous values are denoted by v(t)=dx/dt and a=dv/dt=d2x/dt2.

The equations of motion for uniform acceleration are: ${\displaystyle x=x_{0}+v_{0}t+{\tfrac {1}{2}}at^{2}}$, and, ${\displaystyle v=v_{0}+at}$. Also, ${\displaystyle v^{2}=v_{0}^{2}+2a\left(x-x_{0}\right)}$, and, ${\displaystyle x-x_{0}={\tfrac {1}{2}}(v_{0}+v)={\bar {v}}t}$. Note that ${\displaystyle {\bar {v}}={\tfrac {1}{2}}(v_{0}+v)}$ only if the acceleration is uniform.

03-Two-Dimensional_Kinematics

 ${\displaystyle x=x_{0}+v_{0x}\Delta t+{\frac {1}{2}}a_{x}\Delta t^{2}}$ ${\displaystyle v_{x}=v_{0x}+a_{x}\Delta t}$ ${\displaystyle v_{x}^{2}=v_{x0}^{2}+2a_{x}\Delta x}$ ${\displaystyle y=y_{0}+v_{0y}\Delta t+{\frac {1}{2}}a_{y}\Delta t^{2}}$ ${\displaystyle v_{y}=v_{0y}+a_{y}\Delta t}$ ${\displaystyle v_{y}^{2}=v_{x0}^{2}+2a_{y}\Delta y}$

${\displaystyle v^{2}=v_{0}^{2}+2a_{x}\Delta x+2a_{y}\Delta y}$   ...in advanced notation this becomes ${\displaystyle \Delta (v^{2})=2{\vec {a}}\cdot \Delta {\vec {\ell }}}$.

In free fall we often set, ax=0 and ay= -g. If angle is measured with respect to the x axis:

${\displaystyle v_{x}=v\cos \theta }$       ${\displaystyle v_{y}=v\sin \theta }$       ${\displaystyle v_{x0}=v_{0}\cos \theta _{0}}$       ${\displaystyle v_{y0}=v_{0}\sin \theta _{0}}$

The figure shows a Man moving relative to Train with velocity, ${\displaystyle {\vec {v}}_{M|T}}$, where the velocity of the train relative to Earth is, ${\displaystyle {\vec {v}}_{T|E}}$ is the velocity of the Train relative to Earth. The velocity of the Man relative to Earth is,

${\displaystyle \underbrace {{\vec {v}}_{M|E}} _{50\;km/hr}=\underbrace {{\vec {v}}_{M|T}} _{10\;km/hr}+\underbrace {{\vec {v}}_{T|E}} _{40\;km/hr}\,}$ If the speeds are relativistic, define u=v/c where c is the speed of light, and this formula must be modified to: ${\displaystyle u_{A|O}={\frac {u_{A|O'}+u_{O'|O}}{1+(u_{A|O\,'})(u_{O\,'|O})}}}$